Hamas claims responsibility for a second attack in the West Bank

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Media reported on Thursday that Hamas armed wing Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades had claimed responsibility for a drive-shooting that left two people injured in the Jewish settlement Kochav Hashachar east of Ramallah on Wednesday.

Moreover, the spokesman of the group, Abu Ubaida, had also vowed that further attacks would be carried in order to disrupt the peace talks that are scheduled to resume between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

As a reminder, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are to resume direct peace talks 20 months after negotiations had been halted at the end of 2008 during a trilateral meeting hosted by President Barack Obama’s administration in Washington on Thursday.